10 years ago: May 10, 2000
An exhibit of works by Barbara Warrington O’Leary will be on display during May at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame’s Gallery of Rural Art in Bonner Springs.
Kalila Dalton received a national volunteer award for her work in reopening McLouth’s library. Kalila is a 15-year-old home-schooled student from McLouth.
Caption under picture: DARE essay contest champions are Nicole Cox, Victoria King, Michael Holton, Garrett Kelly, Tamara Walters and Rachel Rodgers. (Connie Anderson, DARE officer for Leavenworth County and an officer with the sheriff’s department, was also shown.)
Tom Charles of Basehor last Friday won his 300th career feature win in modified racing (at Lakeside racetrack). Charles has races for 22 years.
Tonganoxie third-graders spent Friday morning learning about agriculture. The "Day at the Farm" class, sponsored by the Tonganoxie High School chapter of Future Farmers of America, included lessons on conservation, animal care and hunting at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. (Pictures shown of Preston Stappert, Tera DeGraeve, T. J. Holton, Jacob Gossett and Jamie Everett.)
Births: Todd and Alison Wilburn, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Riley Mae Dean, on April 20, 2000; Michael and Bobbi McClellan, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Aidan Coburn, on April 26, 2000.
25 years ago: May 8, 1985
Kim Stratton, a junior at Tonganoxie High School, received a “1” rating at the state Class 4A Music Festival on April 27 in Andover.
Lori Meadows, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Meadows, recently competed in the Leavenworth Jr. Miss Pageant at Bell Hall in Leavenworth. Lori was chosen as second runner-up to the Jr. Miss, Susie Nick of Basehor. Lori also received the Community Service Award.
On Saturday, March 30, Shegale Crute, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Crute, participated in the Leavenworth County Jr. Miss pageant. Eighteen other contestants competed. She was awarded the "Spirit of Jr. Miss Award" in which the other contestants pick who they thought was the most spirited and showed personality. She was also awarded the third runner-up for the crown and her winnings totaled $450.
Deaths: Otha C. Davis, Sr., 48, Lawrence, died May 2, 1985; Winifred Hein, 91, Basehor, died May 5, 1985; Doris P. Schenck, 86, Topeka, died Sunday; Mrs. Helene Nowaczyk, 76, Berlin, West Germany, died May 4, 1985.
50 years ago: May 26, 1960
Deaths: Mrs. Charles Sparks, 88, former resident of Tonganoxie and McLouth communities, died May 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret DeHoff, in Excelsior Springs; Mrs. Minnie Vay Pearson, age 85, McLouth, died May 22, 1960; Mrs. Amanda Hosler, 86, Valley Falls, died at a nursing home in McLouth May 21, 1960; Mr. William Myers, age 78, Tonganoxie, died May 23, 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lorance of Linwood announce the birth of their daughter, Jan Maurice, May 17, 1960.
Weekly Comment About This and That (by Jean Neibarger) One nice surprise this week. John Evans arrived home from Germany with his small German-built car. Although we cannot recommend it as a family unit, it was fun to drive. Built with high quality, it is like a fine watch. It runs smooth and is economical to operate. John, and brother Lem, drove it back from New York, via Washington, D.C., and made the trip for some $15 in car expense. Some fun.
MayGinnis, May 26: The children of MayGinnis School went to Tonganoxie to the circus last Tuesday.
75 years ago: May 2, 1935
The choice of four magazines and The Mirror, one year, for $2 is still good. If you do not have the list of magazines as published, you may fill out one at The Mirror office.
L. Ballou reports the official population of Tonganoxie, on the assessor’s report for 1935 at 1,118, a little under 1934.
Linwood, April 30: The high school graduating class of Linwood this year consists of seven graduates, 3 boys and 4 girls: Jack Priest, Milton Anderson, Harvey Chance, Alice Hubbel, Helen Brannock, Maxine Johnson and Dorothy Mae Allison.
Deaths: John Dessery, an early resident of the Tonganoxie community, died Thursday morning, aged 76 years and 2 days; Robert Ward, aged 76 years, McLouth area, died last Wednesday; John Starritt Norris, aged 79 years, resident of Jarbalo for many years, died April 24, at the home of his daughter in Topeka.
Pleasant Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wickey of Kansas City spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Wickey. Sonny Boy stayed for a longer visit.
Stranger News: Several from here attended the funeral of John Dessery, father of Mrs. Fred Klinkenberg, at Tonganoxie on Saturday.
100 years ago: May 12, 1910
A boy arrived at the home of Herman Sechrest.
A traveling orchestra with two violins, flute and harp blew into town Saturday and played for donations on the streets. They were foreigners.
J.H. Dreisbach and S.A. Evans went to Kansas City yesterday morning for the purpose of driving back a Velie automobile, which the former is purchasing.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Angell last Thursday, to whom they have given the name of Lena Maxine.
Edward VII, King of England is Dead: The Popular Sovereign Victim of Pneumonia Following a Severe Attack of Bronchitis, to which He has been a Subject for Years. Prince George of Wales is Now Great Britian’s Ruler.
In the eyes of the census bureau even the tents of the wicked will be considered as dwellings.
Linwood: Tom Warren is building a residence in the high part of old Linwood.
John Veits died Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of his son in Lawrence. He was 84 years old. (Mr. Veits lived west of Tonganoxie for many years.)